“Spielberg has always been a filmmaker known for heartfelt films with a moral message, and with his 1989 slate he could not have been clearer on his intentions. Within a sequel and a remake he laid out quite clearly that what matters most—more than life, death, or self-satisfaction—is those we love. And whatever we need to sacrifice for them is worth it. However, while The Last Crusade is built from a central story about the love of a father and son, Always builds from a romantic relationship that is cringe inducing from the start. We root for Indy and his father not only to survive this adventure, but also to mend their broken bond. But in Always I found myself mostly wishing Pete would disappear because he was using his abuse of his God-given powers of suggestion seemed more suitable to a horror movie than a romance. Yes, by Always sentimental finale he has learned that love is not about possessing, it’s about giving of yourself for the betterment of the one you love. But by this point it’s become disturbingly clear that this film’s only villain is its self-centered protagonist. It’s little wonder Always is so often overlooked.”
Kristy Puchko compares Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in another great Cinemablend article.
Mickey Moore, who was Second Unit Director on the first three Indiana Jones films, has sadly died. He was 98.
The Hollywood Reporter have the full story.